Monday, January 17, 2022
News Subaru has a Backlog of More than 45,000 Cars in the United...

Subaru has a Backlog of More than 45,000 Cars in the United States

Subaru currently has a backlog of cars that is higher than the number of vehicles it sold last month

  • Subaru is affected by supply chain issues

  • The backlog increases by about 10,000 cars each month

  • The company only has enough stock to cover 5 days of sales, instead of the usual 45 days

Like most of its competitors, Subaru is struggling to build cars at the moment due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.

The shortage of semi-conductors is hitting Subaru pretty hard, so the company cannot produce enough vehicles to keep up with demand.

For the United States alone, Subaru is 45,000 cars behind on its orders and the stock at dealers is only enough to cover 5 days of sales, where dealerships usually held enough cars for 45 days of sales prior to the pandemic.

The number of cars on backorder is greater than the number of vehicles Subaru sold in the US in November, which was 33,045, a 35% drop compared to November of 2020.

The ongoing production issues and the unfaltering demand for new vehicles mean the backlog is increasing at a rate of around 10,000 vehicles per month.

The automaker’s CEO, Tomomi Nakamura, says that it could take Subaru up to a year to rebuild its dealer inventory to the level it was at before the pandemic, so the company’s troubles are not over yet.

This backlog in orders and the lack of cars to be bought off the lot have hurt Subaru’s sales in the United States, with 3% less cars sold to date in 2021 than at the same period in 2020.

The brand’s most popular models, and the ones most affected by the backlog, are the Outback and the Forester, which have currently sold 141,000 and 140,000 units respectively in the US for 2021.

Trending Now

Porsche Taycan Outsells Porsche 911 in 2021

Porsche Taycan electric vehicle is third most popular Porsche model in 2021 Porsche overall had a great year, selling over 300,000 vehicles for...

The Manual Toyota Supra Will Come to America, Maybe as Soon as 2022

Toyota had previously announced it could make a manual Supra, but it didn’t know if it would be profitable in America A source...

Mercedes-Benz Will Kill Off its Wagons by the End of the Decade

The gorgeous CLA Shooting Brake is next to die. North America’s current E-Class wagon will be the last of its kind. More sad news...

BYD and Nuro will Build Autonomous Electric Delivery Vehicles in the US

BYD is a Chinese automaker which has a bus-making factory in California Nuro has supplied Domino’s, Kroger and 7-eleven with autonomous delivery vehicles ...

Detroit Auto Show Aiming For September Date in 2022

Show hasn't been held since 2019 Premier auto show has been juggling schedule since 2019 Detroit area new car dealers are taking another shot...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.